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as the villianous j.r. ewing. >> and you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how was i to know he was going to do a dumb thing like that? >> reporter: wn j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it was the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all over the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started this show doing six shows. i never thought i'd do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings and hagman came back, too, returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas." but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said the time is right for a real bad guy and i'm it. >> have a good day, master. >> i'm going to have a wonderful day. >> reporter: it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." the show was a hit in the 1960s and is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman orbited in showbiz as the
want to share about your member his of j.r. ewing, larry hagman, major nelson. >> send that to us. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor
earnings from all sources. >> reporter: remembered as j. r. ewing with the swagger and grit, he was one of the world's most famous actors, during the height of dallas's popularity. >> who shot jr? how many parodies were that of that. >> the evil side, machiavellian plotting... >> reporter: fellow cast members released statements. linda gray, who was his on screen wife was with him in his final moments, he was creative, generous, funny and loving and talented and there could have been no j. r. without him. >> he left a legacy of being a top-notch villain and had the little laugh and he was relentless in his pursuit, he was just j. r. >> but i do! >> harris: too distraught to face the cameras, was barbara eden, and she recalls the texas tornado, a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality. >> harris: the come back of "dallas", a couple of seasons ago was so skeeuccessful and a season starts and i wonder how fans will handle his death and the story line. >> reporter: the writers are doing so, as well, harris, and "entertainment weekly" is reporting that he completed
of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. some people absolutely stunned. for example, barbara eden, best known from "i dream of jeannie," the 1960s hit, larry hagman's co-star, she took to facebook to really detail her feelings, how she's feeling right now. she wrote "i, like many others, believed he had beat cancer, and yet we're reminded that life is never, ever
for playing the conniving and mischievous j.r . ewing on the long running series dallas has died. he died late this afternoon from complications of cancer. he was 81. cbs reporter alexis looks back at his career. >> stay out of my affairs pamela. >> you make me sick. >> everybody hates me. they love this character. >> love him or hate him. audiences watched seasons of him playing the infamous j.r . in dallas, j.r . cheated his family, friends and his wife while taking plenty of knocks of his own. when the who shot j.r . episode airs 83 million americans tuned in to watch. in real life heavy drinking led to a liver transplant that prolonged his life and perhaps gave him a sense of mortal hi his tv character j.r . never shared. like j.r . he was born in texas. the son of pack tres mary actress martin. >> we first new him at the astronaut from i dream of jeannie. he received no residuals for i dream of jeannie which is still in syndication. he was determined not to make the same mistake with dallas. he negotiate record negotiated like j.r . a real businessman. >> a horrifying crash on 101. a brid
hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
television to the big screen but he will always be remembered as j. r. ewing from dallas. calling mcedwards >> he wore many hats but is best known for his wawearing that stetson. >> you drew him to attempt suicide? >> i did not know that he was going to do that. >> this cliffhanger was watched by 300 million people watched from all round the world of " who shot j.r.? " to. it was recently reprise with the u.s. network, t n t with larry hagman also returning as j.r., once again. they said that he was the best thing about ellis. however, to explain that. it was the best-about dallas. and have a great day, massacre. and it was also a good guy that last-master -- >> planning astronaut, tony nelson on i dream of jeannie. it was a hit in the 1960's and still popular in syndication. even as a kid he orbited and store business. with the child of of mary martin, " of the seller ". and harry and toronto.and encantit was after getting a huge producer from the contractors that he became immensely wealthy. he had homes, cars, and devices. one of them was drinking and the other was smoking. he smoked for
was best-known as playing scheming oil man j.r. ewing on a dallas." exterior of the ranch stood in for the ewing home. larry hagman was a texas native. he died in dallas, surrounded by his fav. >>> in the south bay, firefighters raised money for a cause that is close to their hearts. >> thank you. happy holidays! >> every year the fill the boots campaign raises money for the san josi firefighters burn foundation. the fund was originally set up to help injured firefighters, but with improvements to firefighters safety, organizers say it grown to include young burn victims as well. >> we do an annual kids burn camp so kids with visible scars can be with kids like them. >> the volunteers expected to raise up to $6,000 for the burn foundation. >>> late word of a fire in bangladesh that has claimed at least a hundred lives. >> plus, outrage is growing in egypt, the police alliance being formed ahead of dualing protests set for next week. >>> plus, take a look at. this there he goes. the camel on the lam and the chaos that ensued after the animal made its escape in california. >>
of course as the villain j.r. ewing on his star with dallas. lost his battle with cancer dallas hospital. linda gray had this to say on the star's passing. larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he brought joy to everyone he knew. i will miss him enor muresly. >> she was at his side. >> he he was apparently surrounded by family and friends. >> hagman was the son of mary martin. he was also known for his role as major tony nelson in i dream of jeanne, of course, he was 81 years old. >> he never became hollywood. larry hagman remained dallas. he was from fort worth and he always will stand for dallas. what a legend. love that guy. >> check in with rick reichmuth and see what our weekend first alert forecast looks like. >> looking good. you worry about thanksgiving weekend for travelers getting home and maybe another storm at the end of it we made through the entire thing scot-free. it's cold. 13 degrees in minneapolis. the tenks have dropped off from where you were on wednesday. aside from that, no big storms. cold front eastern seaboard. behind it a ton of sunshine. there will be a
passed away friday in a dallas hospital after battling complications from cancer. his j.r. ewing course, of the tomorrow villain oil man on the long- running abc tv show and dallas was only part of his acting repertoire. but it guaranteed his legend in tv history. a season finale cliff hanger in the 1980 called who shot j.r. was fuelled by 350 million people in 57 countries. that actor was up more noble enough that hagman recently used his j.r. role on the new version of dallas. he was also on the '60s popular tv series i dream of jeannie and acted on broadway. hagman, the son of broadway actress mary martin was 81 years old. >> it did get crowded roughly 11,000 people have been in line. this was up from $9 and led a share a lot of the black friday wrapped up at dawn. there was drama at a victoria's secret store where people jammed in the doorway waiting for the store to open. off some of them were pushing and shoving. the door man pleaded for them to stay, and that she would not open the door to this simmer down. employees stated that the waffle iron cause riots. this mall the michigan
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